Rosendale hosts WSW’s Chili Bowl Fiesta

The Women’s Studio Workshop (WSW) will transform the Rosendale Recreation Center into a colorful, cactus-filled celebration for the 17th annual Chili Bowl Fiesta fundraiser on Saturday, February 22 from 2 to 7 p.m. Admission costs $5 from 2 to 4 p.m. and is free from 4 to 7 p.m. Live music by Dog on Fleas (pictured above) begins at 4 p.m.

A selection of more than 800 locally crafted ceramic bowls and tumblers is available for purchase. Each item will come with a hearty helping of chili, donated by more than 20 local restaurants and chefs.

To prepare for the event, WSW’s ceramic studio buzzes with activity for weeks before, as local artists and volunteers create unique pieces by hand or on the potter’s wheel that are glazed, decorated and fired in the WSW kilns. Shape, size, color, patterns and decorations are widely varied. Hunt for the perfect match between bowl and buyer or opt to buy a paper bowl.

Bottom-less bellies can purchase additional scoops beyond the initial serving. Options will be available for both vegetarians and meat-lovers.

The Rosendale Recreation Center is located at 1055 Route 32 in Rosendale. For more information, contact the Women’s Studio Workshop at (845) 658-9133 or visit



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